Dr Meegan Crawford is the Chief Practitioner for the Department of Children, Youth Justice and Multicultural Affairs, Queensland. After graduating as a social worker, Meegan commenced her career 30 years ago as a Child Safety Officer.
Meegan has worked in a variety of roles in the department including Senior Team Leader, Senior Training Officer, Manager, Director and Executive Director and has worked as an academic and research assistant for Griffith University.
As the Chief Practitioner Meegan reports directly to the Director General and has oversight of the teams responsible for child death and serious injury reviews; child safety complaints; child safety training; operational policy and practice development and guidance; and partnerships and projects.
Together these teams form the Office of the Chief Practitioner and lead reforms to improve safety, belonging, cultural and wellbeing outcomes for children, young people, parents and carers receiving child protection services.